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margin percentage rules: Original post by Shula Asher Silberstein of Demand Media The Security Exchange Commission allows investors to borrow part of the cost of their investments when purchasing stock. The loan percentage is called their margin. Stockholders cannot borrow more than a certain percentage of their stock costs under federal guidelines, and must keep enough cash in their margin account to pay for at least 25…

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